A view of Mary Alice Park showing the beach area and the lake.

Mary Alice Park is now operated by Forsyth County.

In late May, Mary Alice Park re-opened as a Forsyth County Park. It was formerly managed by the City of Cumming under a master lease with the Corps of Engineers, which owns the land. The lease has now been assigned to Forsyth County for operation and maintenance of the park.

In preparation for the summer, the county has made a variety of improvements to the beach and picnic areas at the park before opening it in time for Memorial Day Weekend.

The park has three paved boat ramps that are open all year, plus two docks, a sandy beach, and picnic tables with grills. A pavilion with a capacity of 70 can be reserved. The park also has bathrooms.

According to a news release from Forsyth County, those improvements include adding new signage, refreshing the bathrooms, installing self-pay parking kiosks, adding new beach sand, and replacing or removing physical hazards.

The self-pay parking kiosks allow purchase of a $10 daily parking pass or an annual parking pass for $60 or $54 for seniors. The passes will be valid at all Forsyth County Parks & Recreation-operated and -maintained lake parks, including Charleston Park, Mary Alice, Six Mile Creek and Young Deer Creek parks.

For more information, call 770 781-2215 or visit https://parks.forsythco.com.

Photo: courtesy Forsyth County